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The Shang Tea Blog is the educational arm of the Shang Tea company. We hope to use this space to share more information about tea, chinese tea culture, and industry news. Shang Tea Company was founded by owner Zehua Shang, and we specialize in white tea which we produce ourselves. In addition to white tea, Shang also produces green tea, jasmine tea, and red/black tea. We are excited to use this blog to engage with other tea drinkers and also to focus on the tea topics that you want to hear about, so please let us know if there is a specific question that you want us to answer!

Dehua County Porcelain

by on Saturday, September 14, 2013 7:31:00 PM

As many of you are probably aware, we are continuing to grow our selection of fine porcelain tea ware in our store. Our first two pieces of hand crafted porcelain were our Kung Fu Cups and our porcelain Gaiwan. In addition, we are continuing to develop new products for the future including porcelain tea pots and storage jars. Today we wanted to give a brief profile of Dehua County in Fujian, where our fine porcelain tea ware is crafted. Dehua County is known as one of the national treasures of...

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Why High Mountain Grown?

by on Sunday, August 4, 2013 12:41:00 AM

We often talk about how our tea is high mountain grown, but we usually don't explain enough why it is important to get your tea from mountain sources rather than from valleys or from lower elevations. Here are three reasons to sources your teas from high elevations. Tea plants are best suited to high mountain climates. The earliest known tea plants were found wild growing in the high mountains of China, so the plant is ideally suited for this type of environment. The high mountain soil, water,...

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Meet Our Staff: Nick

by on Saturday, August 3, 2013 2:45:00 PM

In the last two months we have introduced you to Anne and to D. This month we are introducing you to Nick. Nick is an avid tea lover who has been working with us for about 3 years now. Nick spends his time at the shop working on our monthly newsletter, updating our website, and enjoying tea with everyone who stops in. Keep reading to learn more about NickHow did you get into tea?When I was in high school I attended a Spanish camp in Bemidji, Minnesota to work on my Spanish. Most of my...

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Meet Our Staff: D.

by on Friday, July 5, 2013 11:45:00 AM

Last month we introduced you to Anne, and this month we are introducing you to D, another one of our staff members. D. is an avid tea lover who has been working with us for about a year and 4 months now. D. spends her days packing tea, making sure the store is clean, and enjoying tea with anyone who walks through the doors. She is typically in the store Monday-Friday, so stop by sometime to enjoy a cup of tea with her!How did you get into tea?I got into tea when I lived in San Francisco where...

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